Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 8

Eighth Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms, Bangalore, India, 27-30 December 1998

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Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 8

Series Title: Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence
Publication date: 1 January 2001
Size: 296mm x 209mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-710-8
Pages: 308

This volume contains the papers presented at the Eighth Judicial Colloquium of the Domestic Application of International Human Rights, held in Bangalore, India on 27-30th December 1998. This meeting marked the culmination of a series of colloquia started a decade earlier. Participants were drawn primarily from among senior judges of the higher courts of several South Asian countries – Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – and from other Commonwealth countries – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States. Several lawyers from the Commonwealth were also involved in the discussions. As with previous colloquia, this meeting focused on the subject of the domestic application of international human rights norms, and the extent to which these inter-relate with national standards for human rights protection.

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Table of Cases
Table of International and Regional Instruments


I. Bangalore Revisited: A Review of the Use of International Human Rights Norms in Domestic Courts
1. Inaugural Address
Hon Dr Justice A.S. Anand

2. The Bangalore Cycle of Commonwealth Judicial Colloquia in Retrospect
The Rt Hon Lord Lester of Heme Hill QC

3. Applying Women's International Human Rights
Hon Madame Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé

4. The Role of the Courts in Zimbabwe in Implementing Human Rights, with Special Reference to the Application of International Human Rights Norms
Hon Mr Justice A.R. Gubbay

5. Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms and Access to Justice: The Bangladesh Experience
Hon Mr Justice A.M. Mahmudur Rahman

II. Human Rights, Law Enforcement and State Security: The Judicial Role

6. The Centrality of the Right to Fair Trial as a Human Rights Norm
The Rt Hon The Lord Steyn

7. Relief and Remedies for the Infringement of the Rights of Personal Security and Physical Liberty in Sri Lanka
Hon Mr Justice A.R.B. Amerasinghe

8. International Human Rights Norms, their Nexus with Islamic Doctrines and Application in Pakistan
Hon Mr Justice Ajmal Mian

9. Prisons and Custody: Application of International Human Rights Norms by the Supreme Court of India
Hon Mr Justice Mukul Mudgal

III. Equality and Poverty: Challenges for Judicial Protection of Human Rights

10. The Lion and the Ox
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Sedley

11. Equality Amongst Unequals: The Power of Pakistani Courts to Enforce Fundamental Rights
Hon Mr Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed

12. Equality, Poverty and Social Exclusion: Challenges for Human Rights Protection — the Indian Experience
Hon Madam Justice Sujata V. Manohar

13. The Right to Life and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Hon Mr Justice RN. Bhagwati

IV. Taking Women's Human Rights Seriously: Judicial Initiatives

14. Women's Access to Judicial Redress
Hon Mr Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid

15. The Application of International Human Rights Law in New Zealand
Hon Justice Silvia Cartwright, DBE

16. Redress for Violence against Women in India: The Successes and Failures of Judicial Action
Hon Madam Justice Ruma Pal

17. Legal Aspects of Sexual Exploitation and Violence against Women in Bangladesh
Hon Mr Justice KM. Hasan

V. The Impact of Applying International Human Rights Law: The Way Ahead
18. The Role of the Judiciary in Translating Human Rights Law into Practice
Hon Mr Justice Arthur Chaskalson

19. International Human Rights Norms: Their Universality and Reflection at the National Level — The Indian Experience
Hon Mr Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah

The Challenge of Bangalore: Making Human Rights a Practical Reality